I (obviously) also use the internet for propaganda activities, but I'm not fooling myself by pretending that this constitutes meaningful deeds.
For this reason, I also dissent in that I think large scale promotional activities should be done in tandem with personal action.
The internet organization shouldn't necessarily come first. I simply foresee many people using this reasoning as an excuse to wait until it's too late to start building real skills. In general, action isn't effective without simultaneous criticism of a undesirable target system of thought. A balance is needed, and I see many people not maintaining this balance, or simply not bothering at all.
Let's not organize. We'll just rush in.
People use anything as an excuse
, and it's no excuse for avoiding it.
A balance is needed, and most people don't maintain it -- maybe it's because they're dysfunctional, not the method?
In 1776, they used newspapers. Now we have the internet. What we need to do is build consensus, by any means necessary.
Calls to "local action" always end up with a few people doing something they think is important, and failing to make the kind of political change we need. They're taking local action in their bedrooms.
Another way to put this: we live in a civilization of millions, and these people are made to act by remote means, like memes in newspapers and television and on the internet.
We need to get the meme out to those who can hear it, and right now this requires internet activity. Claiming that such action is somehow "not action" means you've been fooled by the fakers into thinking everyone is a faker.
Look at dailykos.org, or moveon.com, or ronpaul2008.com -- these are people making real change through the internet. Their candidates would be unknown otherwise. Our task is more complicated, so we start with the internet and then move on.
Going disorganized into any task is a very poor idea, as is having people ignorant of their options. I see a lot of people come in here and say "Internet activity is not real activity" like they're the genius of the fucking moment for thinking of it. And what do they do? We never read about their successes.
Something to think about.